Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.03
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date June 7, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 3.00 Marcia Barber
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
16.79 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
91

Does the institution have employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
Yes

Percentage of employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations that the institution has verified as receiving a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100; enter ‘0’ if unknown):
90

The total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular (i.e., permanent) employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
None of the above (i.e. the lowest paid regular employee or pay grade earns less than the living wage)

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

$13.10/hr. Not including benefits, however.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
No

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

However, the Governor of New York has recently committed to increasing the minimum wage throughout the entire state. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-15-minimum-wage-plan-and-12-week-paid-family-leave-policy-law
This policy will be phased in over time, and will impact all University employees.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees and/or graduate teaching/research assistants (e.g. by adopting a student bill-of-rights)?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:

However, the Governor of New York has recently committed to increasing the minimum wage throughout the entire state. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-15-minimum-wage-plan-and-12-week-paid-family-leave-policy-law
This policy will be phased in over time, and will impact student salaries too.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Notes on methodology:
- visiting instructors were excluded from the above calculations
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